Letters to Jerome W. Archer
From Tolkien Gateway
On 5 August 1957, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote two letters to Jerome W. Archer, Director of Libraries at Marquette University.
- Subject: Discussion of the invitation to visit the Marquette University the following spring.
- Publication: A description of the letters, and quotation from the second letter, appeared in The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: Chronology.
- Archive: Marquette University.
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Continuous over-work since 1951 has begun to tell on me; and I am feeling rather exhausted. I have recently been ill; and I am obliged to cancel plans travel this vacation. [...] Leave of absence will, however, I hope, enable me to clear off before next spring some of the things that are now harassing me; and I am now making preliminary plans for the use of the time, and am trying to fix some dates.
—J.R.R. Tolkien, Second letter to Jerome W. Archer (5 August 1957)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 509
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 "J.R.R. Tolkien Collection: Other Tolkien Writings, 1911-1976", Marquette.edu (accessed 25 May 2013)